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UPCOMING EVENTS 

2014 Tri-Tip Sevens Tournament
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THE HOME OF SLO RUGBY
As the premier rugby club in San Luis Obispo County, we can offer many opportunities to male, female, and youth players, and not to mention our supporters, from ages 10 to 100 to get involved with: 
"The Game they Play in Heaven"
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         SLO Men First XV hosting Cowal RFC of Scotland Touring Side at Damon-Garcia park in SLO.

  LATEST NEWS FROM THE FRONT OFFICE
    
   
2014 TRI-TIP SEVENS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Click here for information and to sign your team up - space is limited.

             

SLO HS and U-14 rugby squads in
                    Southern California playoffs at Back Bay 

   The SLO HS and Youth are on the road to Back Bay in Newport Beach for a quarter final match for the Southern California championship. After a long season, both teams hard work has paid off with births in the Championship bracket. It has been a few years in the making, and we hope the boys do well in their matches Saturday.

   PLAY WELL, AND GOOD LUCK SLO HS and YOUTH FROM ALL OF US HERE AT SLO RUGBY...
 


  
SLO Men withstand late Riverside comeback to                     win their eighth straight match...                   will face socal kings for D3 TITLE on Saturday

     The boots stay on next weekend as the incredible ride continues for the 2014 SLO Men's Team. This past Saturday the SLO Men were 25-17 victors against the Riverside Killer Bees in a very hard hitting match. Riverside, who were previously undefeated on their home turf, were mounting a furious comeback after SLO's dominate first half, but it was a little too late as SLO held on for the eight point victory. Look for a match report later this week under the Men's Tab.

     With the hard fought victory, SLO is now set to play championship rugby in the SoCal Division 3 Championship Match. They will have to travel down the US-101 and I-405 to Lawndale, Ca to face off against the SoCal Kings, in the rubber-match, for the D3 crown. SLO's February 15th matchup with the Kings resulted in SLO's second loss of the season, but they were able to return the favor on their April 5th meeting, 23-22 on Alumni Day. Now, they face-off for the third and final time, for all the marbles, in what will be the BIGGEST MATCH this season for both clubs
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      PLAY WELL, AND GOOD LUCK SLO MEN FROM ALL OF US HERE AT SLO RUGBY...
 

  
SLO HS Varsity hostED touring side                             from Australia On Good Friday Match 

Wesley School of Perth, Australia edged out SLO varsity in a very close game, in which SLO held the lead for the majority of the match. Under the lights at Damon Garcia fields, the stellar defense of the boys held until the last 3 minutes of the game with Wesley winning a second phase ball for a try. It was a great test to get us ready for the Southern California Playoffs.



 Paul Richerson Takes Spirit of Rugby award    with            slo men'  performance being best of the season, taking victory from so cal kings  in front of the                                       whole SLO rugby family on ALumni day 

                   In their last home match of the regular season, the SLO Men's Team played their best ball all season in front of adoring fans and esteemed alumni. It was a match for the ages that won't be soon forgotten by players and witnesses alike, as SLO came out victorious over the very tough So-Cal Kings squad, 23-22. Look for a match report in the Men's Tab later this week. Post match celebrations took place at ELKS Lodge #322, where the SLO forward pack shared Man of the Match honors for their amazing efforts.

                    SLO Rugby alumnus Paul
Richerson became the third recipient of the club heaviest piece of hardware, the Terry Conner "Spirit of Rugby" Award, to cap the 2nd annual SLO Rugby Alumni Weekend. Paul's dedication to rugby in our area is deserving of this Lifetime Achievement award, as well as our thanks for his contributions to SLO Rugby, and Rugby in general for our all Youth teams. The bar is set high once again for this award honoree's. Thanks to all who came out.

                    The win puts SLO on a six game win streak and tied for second in the division. This weekend SLO looks to finish out the regular season with one more victory as they head down to play the
Orange County Bucks. Should be another great game as SLO looks to cement it's place in the SoCal D3 playoffs...



   Tom Bobrink Youth Invitational is crossroads                           for youth rugby From
                Northern and southern California
 



The 2014 Tom Bobrink Youth Invitational on Saturday Jan 11th, hosted clubs from all over California. The competition was a Kick off for the Tri Counties Youth Rugby League season.

The Event  held at Biddle park, and Talley fields, which are 1.5 miles apart. HS and JV played at Talley Fields, and u14,u12, and u10 played on 2 fields at Biddle Park.  We offered shuttles to Talley fields and back from Biddle Park. The games were fast and furious and the competition was fierce on the fantastic venues.

The final match of the day was Powerhouses Santa Monica and Dixon u18 varsity du-king it out for bragging rights .. The amazing rugby on the u10 and u12 field was energetic and furious.

Thank you to all that participated and supported this great event.


   BELMONT SHORE Gazelles and UCLA Crowned              2013 Tri-Tip SEVENS Champions

The rugby was fast, the air was hot, and the beer was cold. The 2013 edition of the Tri-Tip 7s is in the books - after almost 100 games played over 4 fields, the Gazelles from Belmont Shore took the Cup Championship, and UCLA went undefeated to claim the women’s crown.

35 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams rounded out a record number of entries. We were especially honored to host the Mexico National Women’s 7’s team, in another first for the tournament.

The Eureka beer garden was as popular as ever as the Mother Cornshuckers Beergrass Band entertained the crowd, and the tri-tip barbecue dinner surpassed expectations.

Photos from the day are available click here.
Playoff Results

Men’s Cup

Vallejo Barbarians def. San Jose

Quarter Finals

Santa Clarita 

Tigers def. Los Angeles

Saint Mary’s def. Gurkhas

Belmont Shore def. Fresno

Semi Finals

Vallejo Barbarians def. Santa Clarita

Belmont Shore def. Saint Mary’s

  Final  

Belmont Shore def. Vallejo Barbarians

Women’s Championship 

Semi Finals

UCLA def. Santa Monica

San Francisco Golden Gate def. San Jose

  Final  

UCLA  def. San Francisco Golden Gate

Men’s Plate

Quarter Finals

College Park Silverbacks def. Santa Clarita Tigers B

San Francisco SkyWest def. Diablo Gaels

Sloths def. Baracus

Ventura County Outlaws def. South Valley Bucks

Semi Finals

San Francisco SkyWest def. College Park Silverbacks

Ventura County Outlaws def. Sloths

  Final  

Ventura County Outlaws def. San Francisco SkyWest

Men’s Bowl
Quarter Finals

Berkeley Hobos def. Secret Sevens

Saint Mary’s B def. Modesto Scarlets

San Luis Obispo def. San Luis Obispo Barbarians

Team Zero def. San Jose B

Semi Finals

Berkeley Hobos def. Saint Mary’s B

Team Zero def. San Luis Obispo

    Final    

Team Zero def. Berkeley Hobos

      Our BBQ burns bright for all of all your winning clubs until next year, 
           when that Tri-Tip 7's BBQ once again will be lit for
        the newest champions, and they will be hailed before us all...



This is the best tournament a rugby player could want to go to.. Thanks to all the players, referees, and especially SLO Rugby Board of Directors for their execution of a fantastic tournament..

    SLO Rugby would like to Thank all of the following   
                 
                 
   E
ureka Burger
                    Shopatron                                       Ray's Own Brand Sausage and Jerky        Figueroa Mtn Brewery                                           Beach Butlers             Canterbury          SLOVEG  
               Elks Lodge #322          Funride          Scotti's Bar and Grill 

SLO Parks and Recreation Staff

         
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR GUESTS, PLAYERS, AND VOLUNTEERS.
                                   
  

      YOUTH RUGBY IN YOUR AREA

SLO Youth Rugby is signing up atheletes now, and other teams on the Central Coast are registering youth in your area. See below for the youth team in your area to sign up your children in age groups of:
  • Grades 4,5, & 6 Under 12
  • Middle School under 14
  • High School under 18

Find out where there is a program in your area. See below for locations:

SLO, Morro Bay, Atascadero, and Paso Robles areas:
Fill out form, by clicking Recruiting on top of our page

Santa Maria, Lompoc areas:

Go to ccsharksrugby.webs.com/
  for details about playing and practices
 
Santa Ynez Valley area
Go to syrugby.com 

Santa Barbara area:
Go to SBRugbyacadamy.com

Arroyo Grande, Nipomo areas:
Go to agyouthrugby.com

Unlike most American sports, rugby sets a peer group of responsibility, and teamwork. The team learns sportsmanship, fairness, and fostering goodwill towards opponents. After every match, a meal is shared with the team that has traveled to the game. We all host such a meal at every home game, and each player can talk with their opposite, in a relaxed environment. We expose some great opportunities to these kids, and will provide them the tools to be better human beings